Yesterday I tried out the fingerprint ID function. It didn't seem to complete the set up as there was no message or any other indication that it had after I swiped my finger across the reader. Then I put the computer into hibernation.
Now switching it on it asks for a password. Above that field it says 'User' which I presume is the generic when no password is set. I tried a few paswords (the Lenovo reg. one I use and the one even for this forum as unlikely tries) then I noticed that under 'User' it said 'Logged on'.
Then a friend tried a restart and a message appeared saying, in effect, that there was another user and which one was to log off. I don't remember exactly as that friend was with me and this occured then. So is that 2nd user anything to do with that fingerprint ID attempt? (After this restart the 'Logged on' message is not there.)
If so how do I turn on that fingerprint access? - the lights on the reader are not on (they were working OK when trying to set it up).
Today my x201 has lost all trackpad and touch pad function. Hard disk constantly running. No restore points listed to remove the problem. Everything works okay in Safe Mode. Rebooting several times has not worked.
Could this be related to the Microsoft Bad KB.......69 update? I have not installed any new software recently.
I can only use the pen to access menus. How can I remove recent KB installations using just the pen?
I have managed to remove the bad MS update but to improvement. Next I added a new user (also set as administrator) and the trackpad and touch pad function is now working normally but only with the new user account.
Can remove my own Administrator Account and what effect this will have, i.e. what data might I lose? Can I save data and reinstall it to a new account?
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X201. Due to the nature of my work I am frequently required to boot up from a variety of operating systems. Recently, to protect integrity of the OSes, I moved out Ubuntu onto a spare HDD so now I have two hard disks - one that boots into Windows 7 and another that boots into Ubuntu. The problem is that if I connect the Ubuntu hard disk via USB for bootup, it is death slow and I have had instances where the hard disk developed bad sectors because the USB cable came loose and disconnected the drive. The only other option I am using currently is to manually swap the internal HDDs every time I need to change OSes. I was wondering if I can purchase a spare hard disk tray with its rubber mounts so that all I need to do is unscrew the hard disk bay cover (one screw) and swap the drives rather than have to unscrew the entire assembly and then screw it onto the other HDD repeatedly.
Looking for FRU number for the entire SATA HDD assembly (minus the HDD itself of course but including the rubber rails).
When I place my LCD into tablet mode, sometimes my mouse wanders slowly on the screen and the touch interface seems to be disabled. After some trial and error I found that the culprit is that my TrackPoint is gently rubbing against the backside of the LCD. I found that I could make the mouse cursor move rapidly back and forth on the screen just by gently putting pressure on sides of the LCD when the laptop in tablet mode. I own two x220t devices, and this happens on both of them. My TrackPoint touch sensitivity is set 2 ticks to the left of the most sensitive setting.
I remember reading somewhere that the TrackPad is disabled when the laptop detects that the LCD is swiveled into tablet mode, so that it doesn't accidentally move the mouse. Could the TrackPoint be similarly disabled so that it doesn't generate these phantom mouse movements?
I want to get a x200 tablet (7453-AH3) just for programming classes, but wonder whether x200 will run VS2013 with win8.1 well, such as response speed, smooth or not, a lot lags or not, etc.. Also, will OneNote work well on it?
If I put a SSD in, will that make it better? If not, is that possible to upgrade X200 tablet motherboard & CPU to make it better?
When I put my X220T in tablet mode, the screen moves just enough to move the pointing stick in the middle of the keyboard to cause the cursor to move. I can't rest my hand on the screen without causing the cursor to move all the way accross the screen.
Am I missing a driver that would disable the nub when the screen is turned over it, or is this a design oversight? I've got the latest BIOS.
I just intalled a new disk that is running quite well, except that I cannot run xpmode. I get the warning that I need to alter the bios, but not setting exists on the chip to alter it for virtualization. Why could it run before on the same chip, but no longer. Is there a workaround. Is there a way to copy the settings from the old hard drive? I suspect not, but I am sometimes an optimist.
My function key is always on so that I have to press it when I want it to be off. An example of this would be that I have to hit Fn+Alt+F4 if I want to close a window. I believe this has to do with me downloading a BIOS update for Windows 8 but I cannot find how to disable it.
I have created the special 8gb partition. I have installed RapidStart drivers app and enabled RapidStart. At first it works - i put helix to sleep, and i can see after some time that the led stops flashing so the tablet goes to hibernation. However, after lying some time it wakes up again, and stays in sleep mode, and not hibernated mode, and thus, eventually runs out of battery.
I am having a problem with a ThinkPad Helix and was looking for some advice on the troubleshooting process. The tablet was dropped and it suffered some damage. When I received the tablet I noticed that it still powered on but there was no video. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the monitor is still displaying video but it is very dim. When I shine a flashlight to the monitor I can see the windows logon screen and the touch panel recognizes me tapping the screen.
The first thing that I tried was replacing the cables that connect the monitor to the motherboard as some of them looked like they had forcefully been removed. This had no effect on the issue as the monitor was still very dim when I powered it on.
I thought that the monitor was the problem and decided to replace the entire screen assembly. I was able to get another monitor that matched the part number of mine and swapped it with the old one. When I turned it on after swapping the monitor I stil the had a very dim screen. If it wasn't the monitor or the cables that connect the monitor to the motherboard then the only thing that was left was the motherboard.
Again, I found a replacement motherboard for the unit and swapped it. When I powered it on I still had the same issue as before, very dim video. It doesn't look like the thinkpad helix has an lcd inverter or I would have tried replacing that first.
Just received my Helix and I have some issue, one of the biggest issue so far is that it will only power up and stay on with external power, when I dock it it works fine, if I undock it it will shut down, if I plug the power cord to the tablet it will power on but as soon as I remove the power cord it will shut down, I have checked and the batteries are 100% charged....
I have a lenovo helix, and the factory restore on it, does not work with the bios key. it keeps telling me its invalid. I have a feeling the restore partition on this computer is not the correct one.how to get a copy of a lenovo helix restore disk?
On the Thinkpad Helix how to use the F-keys and leave the End-key to be End and not Insert??The keyboard-dock of the Helix does not have a separate Insert key (but Fn+End)Now I need the F-keys to be default.. but I don't want to switch End to be Insert..These kind of changes made the Helix to be unusable for Visual Studio ....
I just did a BIOS update the other day. No idea what version it is. When I booted it said it "detection error on HDD...". I have since reset the BIOS options to default, and now it boots to a DOS-like boot screen that shows the ATA HDD0 drive. But selecting it and hitting enter just flashes the screen and nothing happens.
When I attach a USB thumb drive with Linux, it shows up in the options on the DOS-like boot screen, but selecting it won't boot from it.The laptop is now totally uselss and I'm losing days of time and it's a major problem.
About 6 months ago I bought a ThinkPad 230t and the battery usually lasts 5-6 hours. Since a few days ago whenever it is on the battery the CPU starts to overheat with a noticeable fan noise and the battery does not last longer than 2.5 hours. There is a significant high CPU usage when the battery is on (even if the adaptor is connected). The battery does not heat itself at all. Only when I remove the battery the overheating stops. I could not find any program in the task manager which is causing this and I updated all the drivers and BIOS but no change so far on this issue.
I have an X220 with a WWAN card. I don't use it anymore so I will be switching it out for an MSATA. I will then have two spare large antennas. I know that sometimes you want to match antenna size to wavelenght and sometimes you just want a big atenna. If in wifi, you just want it bigger, well, the WWAN antennas are bigger. Should I swap the wires so my wifi gets the bigger antennas?
I have a X200 Tablet, I can use my headphones when listening to music on my computer but whenever I go online to say Youtube, I can't hear anything with my headphones. The speaker on my computer is working well. The problem is I can't hear anything with my headphone when I'm watching a video online. I've tried the control panel and going to audio. The computer says the headphones are working properly...
Now that I have my Helix booting again, with a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and all the latest drivers, it's time to address the ridiculously quiet audio. I can barely hear it on maximum. I feel like it is a driver issue that cropped up some time ago.
For some reason my x61 will not allow me to boot to usb flash drive, which i normally use to install OS'. What could be wrong and what i could do to rectify it?
I should mention that USB is enabled in the BIOS, and the usb flash disk install works on other computers.
Update appeared to be some incompatibility with wintoflash, i used the Microsoft DVD/USB tool and it booted to the flash drive and completed the install. Strangely the wintoflash install worked fine in an HP dv3000.
This is an error I have never had before. As for now, the Helix is working. I had to reset the dock using a paper clip. Before the error message appeared, I had used the Helix as a tablet. After switching back to the keyboard, batteries stopped charging and the keyboard was not recognized.
Rolling back to the previous firmware update, if this is possible at all? In any case, I had rather not wait for another release.
As far as my personal USB problems are concerned, the Bios update 1.23 was the quantum leap. With the new firmware update I could not see any improvements on this side either.
I do have to add that my average CPU temperature is now suspiciously higher, even if it is only a few points.
The F keys short cuts (mute mic, brightness, projector etc.) has stopped working on my Lenovo Helix? It used to work in the beginning, but after few updates, they do not work, except for the volume short cuts.
I have switched the ctrlfn button in the bios, if that affects it?